NATALIIA BOIKO, Potter, master of decorative painting – Ukraine Sculpting of decorative items from clay, decorative painting of canvases, walls, and wood, teaching activities, and active participation in promotion of Ukrainian national traditions.Nataliia Boiko is an interesting and very emotional artist. She is very fond of sculpting folk toys from clay. In terms of style, […]

INNA LUPPA – Doll maker, Ukraine

My name is Inna Luppa. I was born in Kyiv, where I have lived to this day. During my senior years of school, I developed a dream to study art. Therefore, in 1990, after passing my exams, I enrolled in the Kyiv State Art Institute, which was later renamed the National Academy of Arts and Architecture of Ukraine, where I received a degree in art history upon graduation. I continued my studies in the postgraduate program at the M. T. Rylsky Institute of Art Studies, Folkloristics, and Ethnology, but I left after a year of study and successfully passing my PhD exams due to family circumstances. I worked for eight years as a methodologist at the State Methodological Center of Educational Institutions of Culture and Arts of Ukraine under the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine.
I began engaging in creative work in 2010, starting with decoupage. I learned most of the artistic techniques used in decoupage, decorated over 1000 wooden and ceramic blanks, creating interesting decorative items. I conducted individual and group master classes.
In the same year, 2010, my fascination with dolls began. The transformation of twisted scraps of fabric into a doll before my eyes thrilled me. I made dolls using all the patterns I could find freely available on the internet. Then came the understanding of studying the Ukrainian knot doll. Based on my research, I study the structural foundations of dolls and create replicas, striving to achieve my own style and signature. I try to improve my work by adding embroidery and elements of traditional folk costumes.
Since 2020, I have been participating in exhibitions of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine and the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. I am also a participant, laureate, and winner of Ukrainian and international exhibitions, festivals, and competitions. I have awards and diplomas. My dolls are in museum and private collections.
In August 2021, by the decision of the Certification Commission of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine, I was certified as a “FOLK MASTER”. Since January 2024, I have been a member of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine.

Etnovyr – Lviv, Ukraine

Festival “Etnovyr” explodes with bright colors annually and is the main event of the celebrations of Ukraine Independence Day in Lviv. In the past 10 years over a hundred countries including dancers singers and musicians participated at the programs of Etnovyr. The best folk groups have already presented their rich traditional culture with music, dance, […]

ANZHELA YURKIVSKA, Master of the author’s multi-layer cutting out technique

Anzhela Yurkivska became interested in the multifaceted world of decorative and applied arts during her higher education at the University named after Grigory Skovorody in Pereyaslav. Her mentors, Olga Strelets and Oksana Smirnova, instilled a love for Ukrainian folk art and opened the world of vytynanka. She started creating her first multi-layered vytynankas in 2015-2016 […]

VALENTYNA PROTSKO, Master of modern decorative and applied art

Valentyna PROTSKO – master of modern decorative and applied art. A representative of the  Oshibana school of Ukrainian floristry. Laureate of the International Oshibana contests in South Korea, “ The art of Oshibana – “Exhibition of Creation” from 2014 to present.  

IRYNA CHURSINA, Master of modern decorative and applied art

Iryna Chursina – master of modern decorative and applied art. A representative of the Oshibana school of Ukrainian floristry. Laureate of the International Oshibana contests in South Korea “The 18 Korea Pressed Flower Contest”, China “Shanghai International Flower Show” – “The Second International Pressed Flower Exhibition”, in Italy “Michelangelo’s Brush”.  

NATALIIA ARTIUKHOVA – Мaster of beadwork, Ukraine

                    NATALIIA ARTIUKHOVA, Folk Master of Ukraine & member of the National Assembly of Masters of Folk Art.   Nataliia was born in March 1974. Nataliia Artiukhova gradually came to create Ukrainian traditional jewellery. From childhood, Grandma Mariia taught her different kinds of needlework. At first, […]

Olga Kulish – Ethno clothing designer, Ukraine

Olga Kulish, Ethno clothing designer, born on June 04, 1986 Education – Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Dnipro State Academy of Civil Engineering and Design (2008). 2016 -2022 owner and designer of the PYNTEA brand. 2016-2018 – co-owner and designer of the OTAMAN brand (to date, the project does not carry out its […]


NADIIA KOZACHENKO NADIIA KONONOVA, Folk crafts master, decorator, collector and restorer of antique clothes, designer of clothes, jewellery and accessories, florist designer. Nadiia Kozachenko (Nadiia Kononova) is a well-known Ukrainian folk crafts master, ethnographer and collector of antiques from Ukrainian culture. Collecting antique costumes and accessories is an inexhaustible source of creativity for the designer, known […]

KOBYCHEVA Liudmyla, Folk master, author’s collages Assemblage

SECRETS OF NATURAL MATERIALS         LIUDMYLA KOBYCHEVA   The artist was born in 1946 in a creative family. After graduating from Kyiv State University, she worked as a lawyer, including teaching at the University of Aden (South Yemen). But she was able to realize her creative potential only after her retirement, having […]